If you ought to be tempted by the following guide, Breitling Professional Chronospace Military Replica Chronospace’ of the type can be found pre-owned in good condition for approximately $ 1.200,respectively. And , even for a quartz watch, using this Bretiling Chronospace A56012.01 you will buy an interesting instrument as well as a pleasant watch to wear for that kind of money.Although that I was not especially impressed with the previous year’s SuperQuartz edition of this watch, I kinda like the design of the new Breitling Chronospace Chronograph Automatic version, which is now powered by a less accurate but nonetheless more earthly mechanical movement.Perhaps the reason for my sudden affection for its mechanical version of the watch is the dearth of the digital screens on its dial which made it look too ‘professional’ for what is essentially a luxury timekeeper. That is, of course, only a matter of personal preferences: I am sure that there are thousands actual and desk seekers who favor the digital members of the Chronospace family. After all, there’s something good about a watch that only has to be corrected after its typical battery is replaced.The set of LCD screens is gone together with three standard chronograph counters set in their place. Unlike the NVG-friendly digital displays, the sub-dials –at least, when it comes to the Volcano Black version of this watch (pictured)– are well blended into the dial and don’t attract too much attention to themselves.The square hour markers continue to be too huge for my taste, however they’re somewhat balanced using the set of wide sword-shaped hands that try to say something like “look, we don’t attempt to show-off, we’re here purely for creating the dial more readable, so calm down”. Also, I guess that the indicators will offer superior nighttime legibility, because the amount of Superluminova on these would be adequate to paint RMS Titanic from stem to stern.
The Chronospace I’m wearing this week has a stainless steel case with a diameter of approximately 41 mm. Since quartz it’s a comparatively thin watch. It is height is only 9.5 mm. At the same time, the glass of the view is placed at least 2 mm lower than the top edge of the bezel, which gives the watch a very slick appearance. Opposite to the less common rotating instant bezel on for example an Aerospace, the bezel of this A56012.01 bezel is a complex calculation tool.The that the bezel of most Navitimers may be used as a regular slide rule; the bezel of the Chronospace can’t. The main indications in the bezel are cardinal degrees, where it can be used as a compass. And farther it can be beneficial in calculating an airplane’s rate of climb or decent, space in scale or decent and gasoline consumption (in a rate of 11 1/2 gallons per hour). Interesting is not it? However probably not very helpful for the most of us.For most of us the most appropriate digital functions of this watch will most likely be the indication of the day and date, or the indication of the seconds and the date. Although personally I enjoy the ‘no purpose’ function of the electronic screen much too. Apart from the no purpose and the day/date function there are the following choices. Shifting of these functions is easily — but not too easily — done by simply turning the crown of the watch.This Breitling Chronospace Titanium Replica Chronospace initially was supplied on a leather strap, a rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet. Except for sailors I’m not fond of rubber straps and a stainless steel bracelet wasn’t provided with my watch when I purchased it. It suits it well in my opinion, and it earns the watch wear really comfortable.
First thing I thought of when I saw these new watches from Breitling Chronospace Functions Replica was “wow, these are pretty big.” They even wear larger than their ‘mere’ 45mm wide steel case would suggest. Probably because the case is on the flatter, broader side of things. This is Breitling’s newest watch to bear the ETA SuperQuartz COSC Chronometer certified movement – in the wonderful lineage of the Breitling Aerospace. The Chronospace is larger, has more going on, and is arguably easier to use than the watch it is distantly based on. The movement is the Breitling Calibre 78 (base ETA), and has lots of cool functions. These include time, 1/100 of second chronograph (with actually pushers as opposed to having to dig in the menu with the scrolling crown pusher), alarm, calendar, countdown timer, GMT time, and second timezone display. All in a really nice quality, dial LCD screen display in addition to the time and chronograph hand on the main time. Having that chronograph hand there makes it possible to use some of the more traditional chronograph functions, and I believe perhaps some of the slide-rule functions.
A slide rule it does have, and also “night vision compatibility.” Something about the backlighting system of the watch and LCD screens make them viewable through night vision goggles (NVG) – which apparently was something in demand…? Breitling says that the watch has a double sectioned caseback that works to amplify the alarm sound to about 90 decibels. They call this the “resonance chamber.” Which actually is useful if you need the alarm in anywhere but the quietest place – an environment an airplane cockpit is not.
At first the large 3 and 9 o’clock indicators on the dial are a bit much. The watch feels like a toy. This is one area where I wonder if Breitling could have done better. But you do eventually get over that, and if you do, you’ll notice lots of other good qualities about the watch. Any timepiece with a thermocompensated quartz movement is rewarding, as they are super accurate (like 5-10 seconds a year). The hour indicators are large, and covered in a long of lume, and the hour and minute hand are highly distinct. This is because the minute hand is longer in two directions. The crystal is domed sapphire with lots of AR coating, so legibility overall is excellent.
Well, thanks to this hour mark, even the oversized “12” numeral looks on its own rightful place here.As usual, the chronograph features a notched bezel that operates the touch slipping rule.Its Breitling caliber 23 automatic movement is essentially a top-grade variant of the famous ETA Valjoux 7753 chronograph ebauche.Even being a COSC-certified chronometer, the movement cannot compete with the ETA E20.341 Thermoline quartz movement which forces the Chronospace SuperQuartz.However, if you can not envision the very concept of a quartz-powered Swiss watch and are looking for a new Breitling, then the automated version of the legendary Chronospace might be the watch you had been looking for.The Breitling Chronospace Chronograph will be officially introduced next month in Baseworld 2011 international trade show in Basel, Switzerland. There is still no information regarding the timekeeper’s price, but expect something in the vicinity of $7000. Remember the fantastic old Breitling Chronospace quartz chronograph watch that was stopped about 12 decades ago? This year, the Swiss brand decided to resurrect the favorite model.Featuring their iconic analogue/digital display and powered by a super-accurate thermo-compensated SuperQuartz chronometer-grade movement, the watch has become a lot larger. But does bigger mean better , even in this particular case?Form follows operate. That is the major principle of modern industrial design. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true with Breitling. Or, at least, the Swiss watch manufacturer slowly but steadily melts from this principle with its newest models. The re-edition of the long-discontinued Breitling Chronospace is the newest evidence proving the theory that each year Breitling’s watches become less of an expert instrument for the real pilots and much more of an attachment for people searching for the bling stuff.
The watch comes with four dial colors and three strap options. You have Volcano Black, Mariner Blue, Tungsten Gray, and Stratus Silver. They are available with a mesh metal bracelet, pilot leather strap, and diver style rubber strap. A very useful watch from Breitling with an odd looking fitting its functional forward attitude. Its utility will likely make it beautiful. Look out for the new Breitling Chronospace watches soon.
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